Though the fictional character of Sweeney Todd was created in 1846, its understandable why people would still be sympathetic to the story of the killer hairstylist. Barbers are under a lot of pressure: If one of their clients has a bad hair day, it could result in an actual psychotic breakdown. What if some split end-sporting strumpet just snaps and goes on a killing spree? Who would want that on their conscience? In Todds case, it was better to be the murderer than the murderee; so he got the jump on his customers and turned them into meat pie all in the name of love.
Think your barber has a bit of a mischievous look in his eye? Well, keep him away from the new production of the musical Sweeney Todd; you dont want him getting any big ideas. It hits the Kravis Center (701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach) Wednesday night. Tickets start at $24. Shows run at 2 and 8 p.m. Visit www.kravis.org.
Wed., May 14, 2008